Maanu Paul, of Whakatane, ONZM, for services to Māori
Maanu Paul was a negotiator for the New Zealand Māori Council in the Māori fisheries claim which led to the 1992 Deed of Settlement known as the 1992 Sealord Deal. He was a long-serving member of the New Zealand Māori Council, and provided strong support for the Wai 262 claim concerning the recognition and protection of the cultural and intellectual rights of Māori relating to indigenous flora and fauna and to the matauranga associated with those species. He is a community leader who has advocated passionately for the interests of his iwi, hapu, whanau and te ao Māori in general. Mr Paul played a lead role in the establishment of the Mātaatua Rangatahi Court at Wairaka Marae in Whakatane, and continues to volunteer his time to the court.